Leah Sattler wrote:
since this bug was apparently not affecting both "settings"/administrators....I don't know the real term. I could conceivably only use one to access the net and the other as my main file and program holder and avoid this happening in the future....or rather avoid the risk of losing control of the whole computer/files/programs that I use regularly for offline things....correct? or would it be more complicated then that and I was just darn lucky this time.....?
we are no longer alone, going through things as though we are the first one this has happened to or the only one it's happened to. The power of conversation, sharing and helping others is huge!
Gwen Lynn wrote:
So when I read Joshua's words "wipe-it" I wonder just how to do that. How do you get an older computer to have a clean slate? This laptop will boot up and I was able to use the word program on it. Didn't try to get it online, didn't have the necessary cable for that. It has a disk drive. Can play cd's, dvd's etc.
You have mentioned linux here, Paul mentioned ubuntu in another thread. I've heard of linux before, never heard of unbuntu. I see unbuntu is free for download.
If you guys can give me some tips, I'd be willing to try and fix it myself. Save the 75$. My boss has offered to pay the whole amount, he thinks the computer is worth the $125.
Josh you make is sound uber simple. Just removing windows and putting in a different OS will do it?
I'm all ears...er...eyes!
Gwen Lynn wrote:
Will wiping this laptop & installing a new OS get rid of all the viruses?
After posting my previous question, I spoke to a friend about the situation. He questions whether computer fix-it place will be able to get all the viruses off the computer & says they probably don't offer a guarantee.
I don't really need it to be fast. I mostly just want to use the word program to write blogs, save them to disk and then download them in a faster computer and post them. I really don't care if I can even hook up to the internet, but I probably would if I could without much more expense. It's my understanding that if a computer has viruses and I save a word document to disk, I can spread that to another computer, via that disk. Correct?